[Update: Apr. 10] LG Android 11 update (LG UX 10): Tracker, list of eligible devices & expected release date
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on April 15) follows:
With LG still struggling to roll out Android 10 update to its devices at a time when Google has already started working on the next version of Android, it goes to show how slow the company is at rolling out OS updates.
However, the fact that its latest Android 10 roadmap places some devices in Q4 2020 shows the length the company is willing to go to ensure eligible devices end up receiving the promised update, no matter how late. We saw it with the LG V20 Android Pie update late last year.
This explains why LG’s Android 10 update story isn’t as impressive 7+ months later, with the LG G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ first to the update in November 2019 and January 2020, respectively. Granted, the wait for LG Android 11 update (LG UX 10) may go all the way up to Q4 2020.
List of devices eligible for LG Android 11 update
While flagship devices in the G and V series are usually guaranteed two OS upgrades, other LG handsets may easily end up with a single OS upgrade. But since this list isn’t official, there is always room for error (and updates).
That said, below is a list of LG phones that we think will receive the LG Android 11 update (LG UX 10) when the time comes.
– LG V60 ThinQ
– LG V50 ThinQ
– LG V50S ThinQ
– LG G8X Thinq
– LG G8S ThinQ
– LG G8 ThinQ
– LG Q51
– LG K61
– LG K51S
– LG K41S
Apart from the V and G series devices, the others listed above come pre-installed with Android 10. This means they are guaranteed at least one major OS upgrade to Android 11, although not officially confirmed.
LG UX 10 release date
Two years ago, LG fans thought the company was moving in the right direction following the launch of the Global Software Upgrade Center meant to provide timely software updates to more LG devices.
But despite this initiative, the company still is one of the slowest OEMs when it comes to rolling out not only major Android OS upgrades but also minor security patches to its devices.
By the look of things, there won’t be any major changes to this reputation, meaning the likes of LG V60 ThinQ may be first to the update but in Q4 2020 or thereabout. In the event that details of the LG Android 11 update become official, though, we will update this post accordingly.
Update 1 (October 10)
IST 02:30 pm: While LG is struggling with providing Android 10 updates, new details suggest that the company has begun the development for Android 11 for the LG V60 ThinQ. See the full story here.
Update 2 (November 09)
IST 12:50 pm: Once again, it seems that details of Android 11 being tested on the LG V60 ThinQ have surfaced. LG is yet to make any public announcement regarding the availability of the new Android version on its devices. More information here.
Update 3 (December 11)
IST 05:00 pm: LG is reportedly ready to kick-start the Android 11 beta program for the LG Velvet. This will make it the first LG phone to get Android 11, albeit in beta. Head here for our detailed coverage on the matter.
Update 3 (December 14)
IST 05:18 pm: LG has announced the Android 11 Beta Preview for the LG Velvet and has also shared the changelog for the update even though it is yet to be released. More info here.
Update 4 (December 28)
IST 10:05 am: LG Korea has shared its software update plan for the first quarter of 2021. In it, the company has mentioned that the LG Velvet will get a ‘performance update’ with Android 11.
[Items to be reflected in the first quarter of 21]
LG Velvet performance update
– Android 11 OS update
Update 5 (January 14)
IST 04:40 pm: LG has released the Android 11 kernel source code for the Verizon LG V60 ThinQ which suggests that the stable update might be around the corner. Head here for all the details.
Update 6 (January 16)
IST 02:45 pm: It seems that T-Mobile has planned to release Android 11 to the LG V60 ThinQ 5G on January 22 in the U.S. Head here for more details on the matter.
Update 7 (January 23)
IST 04:20 pm: T-Mobile LG V60 ThinQ 5G users did not get the much-awaited Android 11 update on January 22 as earlier suggested. To know more, head here.
Update 8 (January 27)
IST 12:30 pm: The preview builds of LG Velvet UI are set to start rolling out soon. In the meantime, we have a first look at some of the changes set to come in this release. You can check that out here.
Update 9 (January 30)
IST 02:38 pm: LG is now rolling out the LG UX 10 update for its LG Velvet device following a period of beta testing. It is based on Android 11. For more info, head here.
Update 10 (Febraury 05)
IST 04:15 pm: LG has released the Android 11 kernel source for the LG V60 ThinQ 5G models for AT&T and T-Mobile as well. Head here for more details.
Update 11 (Febraury 12)
IST 06:20 pm: LG appears to have released the Android 11 kernel source code for the Canadian variant of the LG Velvet 5G (LMG900UM2). It’s likely that the stable update will go live soon.
Update 12 (Febraury 15)
IST 06:09 pm: LG has now released Android 11 kernel sources for the LG Q9 One. This does indicate that Android 11 is in the works for the device. More details here.
Update 13 (Febraury 20)
IST 12:17 pm: Fido has updated its OS upgrade schedule which now reflects that the carrier locked LG G7 One units in Canada will start receiving the Android 11 update from March 31, 2021. Head here for more details.
Update 14 (Febraury 26)
IST 07:10 pm: LG has released the Android 11 update for the T-Mobile variants of the LG V60 ThinQ 5G in the U.S. Check out all the details here.
Update 15 (Febraury 27)
IST 11:50 am: The Android 11 update is also rolling out for the Verizon LG V60 ThinQ in the U.S. More on that here.
Update 16 (March 02)
IST 10:07 am: LG has started pushing the Android 11 update to the AT&T models of the LG V60 ThinQ in the U.S. as version V600AM20d. Head here for more info.
IST 06:23 pm: The Android 11 update has begun rolling out for the LG Android One X5 a.k.a LG G7 One or LG Q9. Head here for more info.
Update 17 (March 08)
IST 01:55 pm: LG has released the Android 11 stock firmware for the T-Mobile variant of the LG V60 ThinQ. You can download the firmware here and also find the guide on how to install it.
Update 18 (March 10)
IST 01:55 pm: The LG Velvet 5G is scheduled to get the update to Android 11 on March 26 in Canada according to details shared by Fido. Head here for the full story.
IST 03:11 pm: LG has finally shared its Android 11 schedule for the LG Velvet 5G/4G, LG G8X, LG G8S, LG WING, LG K52, and LG K42. Head here for all the details.
Update 18 (March 12)
IST 04:17 pm: The Android 11 update changelog is finally available for the LG Velvet. Head here to check out the details.
IST 04:30 pm: It seems that LG has released the Android 11 update for the LG V60 ThinQ in Italy with the February security patch as per user reports on Reddit. It’s likely that the update will go live in other countries soon.
Update 19 (March 13)
IST 03:14 pm: As per Roger’s OS upgrade schedule, the LG Velvet will bag the stable Android 11 update on March 23 in Canada. Head here for more info.
Update 20 (March 15)
IST 04:35 pm: LG has finally confirmed the release of Android 11 for the LG Velvet in Korea. The update bears the software version G900N20e. Check out more details on the update here.
Update 21 (March 18)
IST 11:46 am: LG G7 might be an old device but custom ROM developers have kept the development alive. With their wonders, an Android 11-based custom ROM is up ready for LG G7. Try it out here.
Update 22 (March 20)
IST 06:47 pm: LG will be rolling out the Android 11 update for the LG Velvet on March 26 and the LG G7 One will get it on March 31 in Canada according to Rogers.
Update 24 (March 24)
IST 04:55 pm: LG V60 ThinQ users in South Africa should expect to see the Android 11 update start rolling out soon if it hasn’t yet already. A user has confirmed receiving the update which comes with the software version V20a-ZAF-XX.
Update 25 (March 25)
IST 06:10 pm: LG has rolled out the Android 11 update for the LG Velvet in Serbia as per a tip from one of our readers. The update should go live in other regions soon.
Thanks for the tip, Saša Saško Jović.
Update 26 (March 26)
IST 11:05 am: It seems that LG has begun rolling out Android 11 to LG Velvet 5G users in Canada as expected. Check out all the details here.
Update 27 (March 27)
IST 10:48 am: LG is set to release the Android 11 update for the LG V60 ThinQ in Canada on March 31 as per TELUS’ software update schedule. Check out all the details here.
Update 28 (March 31)
IST 12:00 pm: LG Velvet 4G (LTE) and LG Q92 5G are now expected to get the Android 11 update in Q2, 2021, according to LG’s updated software upgrade schedule. Check out the complete coverage here.
Update 29 (April 01)
IST 12:28 pm: The Android 11 update is now available for the TELUS LG V60 ThinQ units in Canada. The latest OS update has been released as per TELUS’ software update schedule and can be installed on the said device via LG Bridge.
Update 30 (April 02)
Update 31 (April 03)
IST 01:55 pm: LG is rolling out the Android 11 update with version G900EM20a for Australian units of LG Velvet 5G. This update also takes the security patch level to March.
IST 02:39 pm: The US Cellular LG V60 ThinQ is now receiving the Android 11 update. For more details and download link, head here.
Update 32 (April 05)
IST 12:52 pm: LG has shut down its smartphone division recently but the OEM has also announced that eligible devices will receive the Android 11 update as planned. Check out the complete coverage here.
Update 33 (April 10)
IST 09:40 am: LG and Verizon are rolling out the Android 11 update for the LG Velvet 5G UW in the U.S. The update is available as version G900VM20a and it brings the March 2021 security patch too.
NOTE: If the table below is empty it means none of the devices have received Android 11 beta/stable as yet. The entries will be done as and when the updates go live.
|Device name||Beta status||Stable status||Notes|
|LG V60 ThinQ||–||Released||– Kernel source code|
|LG Velvet 5G||Released||Released||– Kernel source code
– Expected on March 23/26 in Canada
|LG G7 One (aka LG Q9 One)||–||Released||– Kernel source code (LG Q9 One)
– Scheduled for Mar. 31 (Fido LG G7 One)
|LG G8X||–||Expected in Q2 2021||–|
|LG G8S||–||Expected in Q3 2021||–|
|Device name||Beta status||Stable status||Notes|
|LG Velvet 4G||–||Expected in Q2 2021||–|
|LG WING||–||Expected in Q4 2021||–|
|LG K52||–||Expected in Q4 2021||–|
|LG K42||–||Expected in Q4 2021||–|
|LG Q92 5G||–||Expected in Q2 2021||–|
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